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Pekanbaru
Bandar Raya Pekanbaru (Malay)
ڤكنبارو (Jawi)
Metropolitan City
Skyline of Pekanbaru
Official seal of Pekanbaru
Seal
Nickname(s): Kota Bertuah (Indonesian): "The City of Good Fortune"
Motto: Bersih, Tertib, Usaha Bersama, Aman, dan Harmonis (Clean, Orderly, Labor, Peace and Harmony)
Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia
Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia
Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia
Country  Indonesia
Province Riau
Founded 22 June 1784
Area
 • Total 632.26 km2 (244.12 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,030,732
 • Density 1,729/km2 (4,480/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Postal code 28131
Area code(s) +62 761

Pekanbaru (Jawi: ڤكنبارو) is the capital city of Riau province, Indonesia. It is the third largest city on the island of Sumatra. It has an area of 632.26 km². As of 2014 about 1,030,732 people live there. Pekanbaru has several industries. It exports palm oil, paper and crude oil. It is a very clean city. Ferry passengers from Singapore used it as a transfer point before low-cost air travel became more popular. Tourists still take the ferry for a relaxing and interesting boat trip.

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